Triggers in Recovery – Building Sanctuary Within

One roadblock I seem to keep hitting in recovery is when other people talk about what they eat. I've learned about selective attention and other psychological phenomena in my studies but its funny to feel it in action where it almost seems like when someone says something that threatens my eating disorder, they're saying it in [...]

Activities to Distract Yourself while you wait for the storm to pass

I've been there. I know what it's like to battle unhealthy thoughts and urges. Sometimes there's nothing you can do except ride the wave and wait for the feelings to pass. Distractions help. Which is why I've compiled a list of some of the activities I've found help me cruise out the crisis mode until [...]

01-04 Gratitude

Inspired by this prompt, it never hurts to express gratitude for what you have. Here are a few for me today. What are you grateful for today? The lovely B&B I'm currently staying in with my wonderful boyfriend. The opportunity and resources to travel Pre-programmed coffee maker that woke me up with its gentle gurgling. [...]

18 Things I Learned in 2018

Without going into too much detail, I'll just say that this past year has been one of the toughest of my life. No real "resolutions" here per se, just bringing the important lessons with me, leaving behind the past, and moving forward with personal growth and self discovery in the upcoming year (and whatever those [...]

6 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself Over the Holidays

Inspired by this prompt. Buy yourself chapstick and moisturizer. Even though they may seem silly, These small comforts can make me feel significantly better! 2. Stay hydrated Taking care of yourself physically, even if it's a small thing, can boost your spirits. 3. Meditate, stretch, or doing breathing exercises. Take a few minutes to release [...]